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SPIE Professional April 2009

Membership Has Its Benefits

SPIE’s Membership Committee, chaired by Richard Youngworth of Light Capture Inc., strives to keep SPIE membership relevant and meet the special needs of members. The committee created the Early Career Professional and Lifetime Membership options in the last year as well as the Senior Member recognition program.

SPIE is also helping members in these difficult economic times. Do you know someone who can't afford the SPIE membership dues because of job loss? SPIE is committed to helping its members during good times and bad.


SPIE will provide a complimentary one-year membership renewal in the Society to anyone who has been an SPIE member within the last 12 months and is currently unemployed. Contact SPIE Customer Service by e-mail or at 888-504-8171 for more information about this special dues waiver.

You can also post your resume and search for jobs free on SPIEWorks.com. Visit SPIEWorks to read career advice from veteran optical engineers.

SPIE’s monthly E-News to members lists the top downloads from the SPIE Digital Library and the SPIE Newsroom. This valuable list now includes a detailed breakdown of the most-frequently read articles from SPIE journals and the most-read papers from SPIE conferences.

In addition, SPIE members receive access to a free paper from the SPIE Digital Library with each edition of the E-News. An invited paper on optical biosensors for pathogen detection and their use in public health, food safety, and biosecurity was the free paper for March.

Have a question or suggestion about SPIE membership? E-mail membership@spie.org.

For more information about the benefits of SPIE membership, go to spie.org/membership.

DOI: 10.1117/2.4200904.10

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